"Sometimes we live in a worn down, worn out side of town, but even there, there is beauty: the beauty of trash cans and alley cats and trees that bloom seemingly without reason. And the people we meet, they’re the right kind: full of intelligence, full of heart. You can find all of this and more in Tyler’s new book, one that comes to us with a new voice, from Baton Rouge—a Kansan gone to live in the tough-shouldered, original land of jazz."
"Rain and the river are central in this stunning book of poems by Tyler Robert Sheldon. His writing is clean, clear, and as accessible as Jane Kenyon’s and Mary Oliver’s, but beneath the surface of these poems runs a vein of pure linguistic gold. There are no slack moments in this book. Each piece surprises and satisfies with brilliant images."
-R. Nikolas Macioci